Mandi Adavu in Bharatanatyam

November 10th, 2009 4 Comments

Mandi in some Indian languages refers to area around the thigh and knee. In some instance we can refer it to a bent knee. Eg: Araimandi is where the knee is half bent. Muzumandi or poorna mandala is where the knee is fully bent. In mandi adavus we make use of the Muzumadi position often. […]

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Sutral Adavu Sollukettu (Audio)

August 12th, 2009 No Comments

The following is the sollukettu for sutral adavu. The Bols are Tat Tai Tam Dhit Tai Tam. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you would like to download this audio, right click here and save to computer

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Sutral Adavu First variation

May 7th, 2009 3 Comments

The following is the video of first variation in sutral adavu. The Bols are Tat Tai Tam, Dhit Tai Tam. Since this step has two parts, two sets of Tat Tai Tam Dhit Tai Tam would complete one side.

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KudittaMetta Adavu Fifth and Sixth variation (video)

April 24th, 2009 No Comments

The following video demonstrates the fifth and the sixth variation of KudittaMetta. The Bols are Tai Gha, Tai Ghi.

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Teermanam Adavu Eight Variation

December 21st, 2008 No Comments

Here is the demonstration of the eight variation. The Bols are Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai. Thus we are here adding an extra leg tap “Tai” at the beginning as compared to the previous variations. Also read the explanations of the Eight step.

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Teermanam Adavu Seventh, Eight and the Ninth step

November 6th, 2008 3 Comments

Lets take a look at the remaining steps of Teermanam Adavu. Here is the explanation for the Seventh, Eight and the ninth step. They are very similar to each other. Therefore explained them in the same post. 1. Be in Ardhamandala. Hands have to be held in a ā€œLā€ shape. When beginning with the right […]

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Teermanam adavu fifth step

August 12th, 2008 4 Comments

The fifth step is a combination of all the previous steps. The bols are Tai Dhit Dhit Tai, Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai, Tai Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai. When starting with the right side. 1. Do the second variation of teermanam adavu ie Tai Dhit Dhit Tai 2. To the left side do the […]

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Teermanam Adavu third step (Video)

July 26th, 2008 No Comments

In the third step we need to tap our leg twice and repeat the first step. lets take a look at the video and understand it better. The Bols of this step is Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai. Every Tai is equal to one tap. 1. Be in Ardhamandala posture with hands held in Tripataka […]

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Teermanam Adavu Second Step (Video)

July 18th, 2008 No Comments

The second step is an extention of the first step. It involves one tap of leg + the first step. The sollukettu of this step is Tai Dhit Dhit Tai. 1. Be in Ardhamandala posture with hands held in Tripataka close to the chest. 2. Tap your right leg in the above position. Say Tai […]

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Teermanam Adavu in Bharatanatyam

July 10th, 2008 3 Comments

Teermanam means to conclude or an ending or a final stage. Thus the steps in these adavus are used to end a dance sequence or jathis. It is done in a set of three steps or repeated thrice. Most of the time these steps are performed in the fast pace ie Dhruta kala. The bols […]

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